Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka welcome twins Harper & Gideon


Neil Patrick Harris and his boyfriend David Burtka are now the proud daddies of twins! Their surrogate gave birth this past Tuesday to a baby boy and a baby girl. These are NPH’s first babies, although David is also a dad to boy-and-girl twins with a previous boyfriend. So this makes the third and fourth kids for David. NPH and David named their babies Harper Grace (love) and Gideon Scott (is the baby a Bible?).

It’s a boy and a girl! Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka are officially fathers. The actors welcomed twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace on Oct. 12, the How I Met Your Mother star announced on Twitter Friday.

“All of us are happy, healthy, tired, and a little pukey,” he wrote.

Harris, 37, announced that he and Burtka, 35, were becoming parents in August. “We’re super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy,” he wrote on Twitter at the time.

According to reports, the babies were born with the help of a surrogate.

At the Emmy Awards that month, Harris said he was getting excited about his new role – and doing research. “I’m trying to read as much as I can, and prep as much as I can,” he said at the time. “But there’s only so much you can do because each baby is super individual and totally their own person.”

[From People]

I know NPH and David had no control over it, but I’ve always thought that if you’re going to have twins, a boy and a girl would be ideal. That way, you wouldn’t have to go through the stage of dressing them alike, and you could always tell them apart. Plus, one of each is kind of awesome. Congratulations to David and Neil!


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  1. chasingadalia says:

    Love it!

  2. kaiser- you are right – having boy/girl twins is all kinds of awesome! it is amazing to see the differences between two children exactly the same age, but different sexes. my 18 month old boy models after his 5 year old brother and makes laser noises at will, while his twin could care less and uses a baby blanket to “dress up” as a shawl and preens like her 7 year old sister. different as night and day, and twice as much fun!

    my very best wishes to NPH and his partner, and this may be less overwhelming for them if they have had prior twin experience. they have so great stuff ahead of them!!

  3. Aqua says:

    Congrats, I.m sure they will be awesome parents, enjoy each and ever bit of them because they don’t stay little for to long.Time really does fly then you have kids.

  4. devilgirl says:

    David certainly didn’t give much thought to his other children with his ex. You certainly do not hear much about him interacting with them now that he has NPH and a new family.

  5. Lem says:

    finally some celeb baby names I can get behind!
    Welcome GSBH & HGBH


  6. Liana says:

    David technically isn’t the father of the other twins. His former partner adopted them, he didn’t. And aside from when he’s doing something with Neil, we never really hear much about David’s life anyway. He could see them every weekend for all we know.

  7. Alicia says:

    Good for them! They look like a solid couple, iam sure they will make great parents 🙂

  8. mary jane says:

    Harper Grace….what a cool name.

    Congrats. … cute family!

  9. lio says:

    I like the “all of us are healthy”. Yes because it’s so difficult to give birth via surrogate 😉

  10. Cheyenne says:

    Just curious, but which is the bio-dad?

    Anyway, congratulations to both of them. Double the pleasure and double the fun.

  11. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    congrats to them both.

  12. guilty pleasures says:

    I want them to be my dads! Those kids will be so beloved, so exposed to wonderful things, can’t help but be educated, open, accepting. Just what the world needs!
    Good luck dads!

  13. Linda Guest says:

    so what if they used a surrogate? Why does it matter?

  14. girl says:

    Congratulations and prayers for a happy transition into parenthood with TWO newborns (just one tends to kick my butt despite my experience with them).

    Technically, they could have had some control over it. They could have done genetic testing on the embryos before the transfer (into the surrogate). Or if their were originally higher order multiples and they opted to reduce babies, they could have opted to terminate down to twins with the intention of having a boy and girl. You just never know. It isn’t our business, really either.

  15. Anne says:

    That’s so great. I am very happy for them.

  16. tia says:

    Very cool.. congrats guys.. lucky little babies..

  17. Emily says:

    Aw, I’m so happy for them! And I love their names, especially Harper’s.